the obama campaign is driving. he doesn't have less foreign policy experience than, say, barack obama had before, you know, he worked in international business, he's talked to people at a high level in that world for a long time, as much as bill clinton, as many presidents did, before taking office. i think there's a bind on republican foreign policy right now, which is that in their heart, what they want to say is that who lost egypt, who lost libya. you know, we need to be in a muscular way retake control of these places. at the same time, anything that is a hint of american involvement overseas polls terribly. they know they can't reach the logical conclusion of a lot of these arguments, which is some troops somewhere in the middle east. so you're struck condemning obama without an answer, without saying, yes, let's invade syria. >> so you spoke to a bunch of republican foreign policy hands today. what did they say the obama campaign should do next? what did they say the next move was? >> one of them referred to it in a lehman moment, just this sense of a loss of a grip on the campaign. i mean, it wasn't so much that mccain was doing something immoral by suggesting that the campaigning be suspended for this crisis, but the sense that he had lost his grip of the thread of the thing. and that was what was projected by romney this morning.